Melissa Humphries, MT-BC
Melissa is a board-certified music therapist, specializing in the treatment of individuals with autism and developmental disorders. She has been practicing for eleven years and holds a bachelor of music therapy degree from Tennessee Technological University. Over the past eleven years, Melissa has worked at numerous centers and schools that treat individuals with autism and related disabilities throughout Middle Tennessee.
Melissa has experience with a wide variety of clientele, including mental retardation, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome, the elderly, impulse control disorder, substance abuse, physical rehabilitation, attention deficit disorder, hearing impaired, visually impaired, bipolar, borderline personality, and medical issues.
Melissa has presented numerous workshops at the state level on topics including music therapy and autism and creative therapy processes. She is the Past President of the Tennessee Association of Music Therapy, serving until June 2012. Melissa is a member of the American Music Therapy Association and the Certification Board for Music Therapists. She has also been a licensed Kindermusik® educator since 2005.
Melissa currently resides in Nashville, TN.
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Emily Caudill, MT-BC
A Kentucky native, Emily graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy. Before becoming a board-certified music therapist, Emily worked as a teacher for The Bluegrass Center for Autism, the first school established in the Commonwealth of Kentucky for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Emily received her board certification in 2015 and has experience working with individuals who have a variety of needs and abilities. In addition to providing private lessons and music therapy services for Musical Bridges, Emily also teaches early childhood education at the Vanderbilt University Susan Gray School. In her spare time, she volunteers as a mentor for the Power of Music Project and enjoys attending and performing at old time music festivals around the county.
Emily is a member of the Nashville Old Time String Band Association, the American Music Therapy Association, and the Certification Board of Music Therapists.
Emily currently resides in Nashville, TN.
Calli Cox, MT
Calli, a Texas native, is a graduate from Belmont University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy. Calli works for Musical Bridges providing music therapy services in Nashville and the surrounding areas.
Calli has had experience working with a variety of clients, both in individual and group settings, including those diagnosed with Intellectual and Developmental Disorders (IDD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other mental disabilities, as well as various personality disorders and physical disabilities. Calli has also worked with clients in treatment for substance abuse as well as in multiple hospital settings. Calli also works for Musical Bridges as a teacher, providing piano lessons, with the ability to also teach guitar and voice lessons.
In her spare time, Calli is actively involved in her church and spends her time reading, hanging out with friends at local coffee shops and enjoying the outdoors!
Calli currently resides in Nashville, TN.